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2020-21 Edinburgh Rugby PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Edinburgh v Ulster

Five changes have been made ahead of the trip to Murrayfield to face off with Edinburgh in Round 8 of the Guinness PRO14. Andrew Warwick will make his first start since December 2019 while Sam Carter replaces the suspended Kieran Treadwell. Jordi Murphy also returns while James Hume and Ian Madigan are also named in…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Uster 26 Scarlets 24

Ulster make it a seven-game winning start with a bonus point win over Scarlets on Sunday night. Rob Lyttle, Stewart Moore, Sean Reidy and Kieran Treadwell crossed the white wash but the game was not without controversy as Treadwell received a yellow card on 16 minutes but replays indicate it should have ben a red…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Scarlets

John Cooney returns to the starting team as Ulster seek a seventh straight win in the league when they face Scarlets at Kingspan tomorrow night. The scrum half is one of of six changes with Kieran Treadwell, Sean Reidy and Matthew Rea coming in for Sam Carter, Jordi Murphy and Greg Jones in the pack…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Zebre v Ulster

Dan McFarland has rotated his side for the trip to Parma to take on Conference A basement side, Zebre. John Cooney, Matthew Rea, Kieran Treadwell and Matt Faddes are all left out of the match day 23 while Sean Reidy and Ian Madigan are named on the bench. After two solid cameo appearances against Cardiff…

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2020-21 Dragons Rugby PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Dragons

Marcell Coetzee, John Cooney, Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy all start in strong squad named to face the Dragons on Sunday afternoon. KO 15:00. With Herring away on Ireland duty, John Andrew fulfills the role at hooker and Sam Carter captains the side from second row. Ian Madigan partners Cooney at half back with Rob…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ospreys v Ulster

Marcus Rea will make his first start for Ulster while his brother, Matthew, is set to make his 50th Ulster appearance as Dan McFarland makes four changes for the trip to Swansea. Alan O’Connor replaces Sam Carter in the second row, Marcus Rea starts ahead of Sean Reidy and in the backline, Ian Madigan and…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Ulster v Benetton

In the absence of Stuart McCloskey, Luke Marshall and Will Addison, Stewart Moore will make his first start for the senior side in the opening match of the new season against Benetton tonight. Michael Lowry will make his first start at out half for Ulster while there will be debuts for Gareth Milasinovich and the…

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2020-21 PRO14 Ulster

PRO14: Edinburgh 19 Ulster 22

An 80th minute penalty from Ian Madigan sent Ulster through to the Guinness PRO14 final for the first time since 2013. In true Ulster fashion, they made hard work of it against an Edinburgh side who could have been out of sight after they opened up both a 12-0 lead and a 19-7 lead. Inspired…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Edinburgh 7 Ulster 29

Ulster wrapped up second spot in Conference B with a bonus point win over league rivals Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday night. Jordi Murphy scored Ulster’s first try while Robert Baloucoune and Rob Lyttle added scores either side of the interval. Billy Burns rounded off a wonderful team performance with his first try in an…

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2018-19 PRO14

PRO14: Ulster 33 Southern Kings 19

A five-try win over the Southern Kings sees Ulster move back into second spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 with three tough matches remaining. Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle and Marcell Coetzee added first half tries while Robert Baloucoune and John Andrew rounded off the score line in the second half. Ulster came firing…

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2018-19 Ulster

PRO14: Ulster 54 Zebre 7

A Rob Herring hat trick fired Ulster to a superb eight-try victory over a depleted Zebre side. The result, combined with Edinburgh’s defeat at home to Cardiff, sees Ulster move up to third in Conference B. It wasn’t until the 15th minute before Ulster opened the scoring with Herring’s first try thanks to a rolling…

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL 1B Week 9 Preview

Round 8 certainly threw the cat in amongst the pigeons in AIL 1B with the top four sides all losing. This allowed St Mary’s College to leapfrog them all with their bonus point win against Banbridge. At the moment only five points separate the top six sides. It got equally close at the bottom of…

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Ulster 59-10 Southern Kings

Jono Gibbes marked his first match as Ulster boss with a resounding 59-10 victory over Southern Kings to leave them eight points behind Leinster in the Guinness PRO14. Craig Gilroy stole the show with a hat-trick of scores, while Rob Lyttle added a brace. Stuart McCloskey, Kieran Treadwell and Darren Cave rounded off a routine…

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2017-18 PRO14

Guinness PRO14: Ulster 24 Munster 17

Ulster produced a record-equalling comeback to secure five points against Munster after trailing 17-0 at half time. A Niall Scannell double and a penalty try gave Munster a terrific start but Darren Cave and a Craig Gilroy brace brought Ulster back into the game. Rob Lyttle crossed to add the bonus point in the last…

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2017-18 PRO14

Ulster humbled at the hands of Connacht

Connacht inflict a record 44-16 defeat on an injury-stricken Ulster side in the first of three inter-provincial matches in the Guinness PRO14 over the Christmas period. Ulster capitulated under Connacht pressure as the home side ran in six tries, including a brace from Ultan Dillane. Craig Gilroy and Rob Lyttle grabbed consolation tries for Ulster…

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 Championship: Who did what?

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in Georgia. Who did what and how did the Ulster contingent perform? Ireland U20 World Championship Results. Ireland 21 – 22 Italy Ireland 28 – 32 Scotland Ireland 3 – 69 New Zealand Ireland 52 – 26 Samoa…

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Meet the Ulster players in the Ireland U20 Squad.

I must admit that when the Ireland U20’s squad for the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia was announced last week I was a little disappointed. The squad was missing the exciting Ulster duo of Rob Lyttle and Johnny McPhillips as well as other key players in Bill Johnston, Cillian Gallagher, Jordan Larmour and…

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20’s named for 2017 World Championship

The Ireland U20’s squad for the World Rugby 2017 U20 World Championship was named yesterday afternoon with four Ulster players in the 28 player squad. The Ulster contingent consists of Queen’s University’s Angus Curtis and Jonny Stewart in the backs with fellow Queen’s player Marcus Rea and Belfast Harlequins Peter Cooper in the forwards. However,…

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2016-17 Ulster

Ulster Rugby: Who did what 2016 – 2017

We have a look at the key stats behind Ulster Rugby’s 2016 – 2017 season to see if it was as bad a season as we all think. Worst season ever? We have stats for the last seven seasons at Ulster Rugby. This is the only season (in that range) where we didn’t qualify for…

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 Six Nations Review. Who did what!

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent Six Nations campaign. Has it been a good or bad tournament for the Ulster youngsters? Ireland finished fourth overall, with three wins and two losses. They had the same number of wins as France and Wales but their inability to pick up bonus points,…

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2016-17 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 come up short against England

Ireland U20’s came up just short in a highly entertaining match against England U20’s at Donnybrook on Friday night. The 10 – 14 win for the visitors saw the English youngsters complete an impressive Six Nations Grand Slam. England scored all their points in the first half with Jack Nay and Henry Walker scoring converted…

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2016-17 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Teams announced for Ireland U20 v England U20

The teams have been announced for Friday evenings Six Nations match between Ireland U20 and England U20. Kick off 18:00. Unfortunately, due to injuries we are now down to one Ulster player, ever present Jonny Stewart the only Ulster talent on show.  While I generally enjoy the teams that Nigel Carolan puts out I have…

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations Wales U20

Ireland U20’s face tough test in Wales!

The teams have been announced for Ireland U20’s Six Nations match against their Welsh counterparts which takes place on Saturday evening at Parc Eirias. Kick off 18:30, live on S4C/RTE. It should be the third of three cracking matches against the Welsh but, as with the Women and the Men’s sides the Ulster representation is disappointingly…

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2016-17 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20 remain unbeaten after win against France.

Ireland U20 raced to a 21 – 10 half time lead thanks to tries from Tadgh McElroy, Tommy O’Brien and Oisin Dowling, all converted by Bill Johnston. Despite intense pressure from France in the second half the Irish youngsters kept their noses in front, thanks to two Johnston penalties, to secure a notable 27- 22…